2012-04-10

47 / 2012 Doctor, heal thyself

Doctors are the ones who advise people not to smoke. Doctors are often the ones who go out of their way to adopt sickening and toxic computing practices and platforms (read Microisoft). They find it okay for them, but forget the nuisance their addiction can cause to all around them. Those who are so fussy about keeping themselves clean and sterile in the operation theatre ignore the kind of infection they are creating and spreading in their front office, by using infected and infectable software (read Microsoft).

Here is hope for them, and for mankind. Open "medical records system" Open MRS is just what we can prescribe for the doctor who needs to be cured. Supported by World Health Organization and a host of health organisations the world over, open MRS is just what you need for your front office.

OpenMRS is a multi-institution, non-profit collaborative led by Regenstrief Institute, a world-renowned leader in medical
informatics research, and Partners In Health, a Boston-based philanthropic organization with a focus on improving the lives of underprivileged people worldwide through health care service and advocacy. These teams nurture a growing worldwide network of individuals and organizations all focused on creating medical record systems and a corresponding implementation network to allow system development self reliance within resource constrained environments.

OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application which enables design of a customized medical records system with no programming knowledge (although medical and systems analysis knowledge is required). It is a common platform upon which medical informatics efforts in developing countries can be built. The system is based on a conceptual database structure which is not dependent on the actual types of medical information required to be collected or on particular data collection forms and so can be customized for different uses.

For more details ::: http://openmrs.org/about/

Doctor, it is time to heal thyself, before you attempt to heal the world.

partha

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